The Burlington Fire and Police Departments took advantage of the soon-to-be-destroyed Memorial Elementary School building to practice gaining entry to locked buildings.
The Burlington Police and Fire Departments decided to get a jump start on the demolition of the old Memorial Elementary School building. Members from each department spent time last week training at the school. They took advantage of it's imminent destruction by using it as practice for how to gain entry into a locked building. Wielding Wielding a variety of tools they forced entry through locked doors. Members of both departments said this was a valuable training exercise. See our video for a full description.
Simulator pump allows learning away from an emergency.
- POLICE & FIRE
- Sue Bruce
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Last week, Burlington Firefighters are taking part in a unique and valuable training experience - one that enables them to learn first hand what different hose or pump failures or problems feels like ... but without the stress and fast-paced action of a real fire. The simulator, owned and operated by retired Littleton Fire Chief, Alex McCurdy of Fire Department Support Systems, can be hooked up to any fire engine to allow Fire Fighters to see and feel what a catastrophic hose or pump failure would feel like on the equipment they use every day. This pump operator training is becoming recognized as a valuable 'off the job' insight for fire departments. The one-to-one training takes about 20 minutes per fire fighter. There is a cost to …